500 San Francisco 'Soft Story' Building Owners Miss Retrofit DeadlineThe owners of nearly 500 “soft story” buildings missed a city deadline Friday to apply for permits to do seismic retrofitting work.
Report: Thousands Of Oakland Apartments Could Collapse In A Major EarthquakeThe report found 22,000 rental units are at risk of failure. One out of 10 renters in Oakland lives in such a dwelling.
Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone BuildingsEvery time there's a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.
Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San FranciscoSan Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
About The Bay: The Hard Reality Of SF's Soft-Story BuildingsOwn a "soft story building" in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.
Mayor Lee Signs New Earthquake Upgrade Requirement For SF Apartment BuildingsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation on Thursday—the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire—that aims to make thousands of apartments in the city safer during the next large quake.